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Mar 2

My first impression of Jimmer Fredette watching him shoot threes before Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks is he could be in the three-point shooting contest. Fredette easily stroked about 10 straight moving around the arc like they do at the All-Star game contest.

My second impression was he talks very fast when he spent about three minutes with …

Feb 21

If the Chicago Bulls are able to match a season-high with a fifth consecutive victory on Friday night against the visiting Denver Nuggets, they will likely need to rely on one of the team’s staples: defense.

“It’s huge,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on Friday morning of being ready defensively when facing the Nuggets. “Obviously they can put a lot …

Feb 21

One of the big reasons for the success and popularity of Charles Barkley is he’s such a good sport when he faces personal joking and kidding. Compared to say, Shaquille O’Neal, who seems always wanting to beat up someone. Big guys never can take a joke.

The TNT broadcast crew has a favorite gimmick for Barkley. They give Barkley five …

Oct 22

After all those mostly underperforming “M’s,” — Minnesota, Milwaukee and Memphis — the Bulls get a look at a real contender Tuesday at the United Center, the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder.

Though mostly overshadowed by the Lakers and their high profile additions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, most around the NBA still consider the Thunder the favorites …

Mar 8

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said he’s trying to live in the moment amidst continuous speculation on where he may—or may not—end up between now and next week’s NBA trade deadline.

Speaking to the media following the Magic’s shootaround at the United Center on Thursday, Howard opened his comments with his best Charles Barkley impersonation.

“Listen, if you want to …

Mar 6

The Bulls wanted to get a veteran player like Richard Hamilton for the playoffs. It looks like that’s what it might be.

Not really, as the Bulls Tuesday confirmed Hamilton had suffered just a right shoulder bruise and sprain and contusion instead of, as feared, something more serious when he collided with Roy Hibbert just over a minute into Monday’s …

Feb 22

Prior to starting his second consecutive game after missing five in a row with lower back pain, Bulls guard Derrick Rose declared himself pain-free and said he’s a go for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Orlando.

“My back is feeling good,” said Rose before the Bulls defeated the Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday at the United Center. “I’m not …

Jan 5

So what if the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard get to the March 15th trading deadline and the best trade for Orlando and the best situation for Howard is the Bulls?

And it could be.

The Bulls come into Orlando Friday concerned more immediately about being 6-1 and the health of Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton and C.J. Watson, all day-to-day …

Feb 24

Breakfast doesn’t look as enriching as it might have been for the Bulls.

No O.J.

It doesn’t seem like the coffee will be very good: No Brewer.

There’ll be no TV show from Dallas. No. J.R.

And if there was no one to be a Parker.

There’ll be no Lee and no Ellington and no Thornton and basically no change …

Feb 22

It looks like that D-League stint will give James Johnson a chance to play.

Just not with the Bulls.

Johnson, the 2009 Bulls’ first round pick at No. 16, was traded Tuesday to the Toronto Raptors for the Miami Heat’s 2011 first round pick the Raptors held from the sign-and-trade deal for Chris Bosh.

The trade gives the Bulls two …

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